At my hair salon, there is always a steady stream of people coming in to have feather extensions attached to their hair. I think they look cool, but the price tag can be hefty – upwards of $20-$40, depending on how many feathers, placements, etc. That is crazy talk! So I figured out how to put them in myself. This is perfect for parents that have daughters (or sons!) who want feathers in their hair.
if you can’t see the video above, click here.
The Etsy shop I got my feathers at is artwearmiami. Great feathers, good pricing, and quick shipping, but they go fast so check often.
I think there’s a shop called lovemeli onEtsy who sells removable feather extensions and she has sales all the time; I bought a fascinator from her a while back and though it’s a bit over the top, it reminds
me of when women used to wear extravagant hats and feathers and I love it!
I think we should bring Fascinators to America, they are so fun!
I agree!! Fascinators are so great!!
I LOVE my feather hair extensions I keep hearing people say how pricey they are but I got 3 feathers for $25 (which I don’t think is bad and it’s going on 4 weeks that I’ve had them). Plus, I was told once they fall out I can go back and get them put back in and don’t have to buy new ones
How clever to figure it out yourself! My girls got feathers and a few colorful extensions at the beginning of summer. Salon prices always make me a little thankful we moved to a small town. Excellent quality for 1/4 of the price.
Jayme (The Random Blogette) says:
I so love that you did this. My hairdresser did this for my daughter yesterday and because she just loves my daughter (and I was already getting my hair done) she did it for free. I was watching her do that and though to myself how I could totally do it myself. She just has one thin pink one but I may get her some more so that I can do it. She absolutely loves having the feather and checks it constantly to make sure that it is still there.
Katie Gonzalez says:
Heather! Can you show us how to do a waterfall braid?? I’ve been seeing them everywhere and looooove it!
Yeah! I can do that! Did you see the loom braid I did? http://thespohrsaremultiplying.com/hair/the-loom-braid/
Katie Gonzalez says:
I suck! That’s pretty much it!!
I go to school for Wildlife Ecology and I know/talk a lot of fly fishermen/women.. and apparently this craze has driven up the prices of the feathers they use on their fishing lines because salons are buying them in bulk! It’s so random, it makes me laugh!
This is fabulous!! I think I could actually do that, and I know that my daughter will LOVE it! Thank you!!
Can you explain further how you threaded the bead to make it easier to slide onto you hair? My 10 yr old has been begging for feathers and I’d live to do this for her before we head to the beach next week.
sure! Basically, the thread is there to help you pull your hair through. Think of it like when you’re using a needle threader – you push that through the eye of the needle first, then you put the thread through THAT, then you pull it through. You’re doing the same thing with the bead and your hair.
Does that make ANY more sense? If not, let me know and I’ll take step by step pictures!
Thanks Heather! I think I have it.
Great for you but not so great for the poor roosters
“They come from roosters that are genetically bred and raised for their plumage. In most cases, the birds do not survive the plucking.
At Whiting Farms, Inc., in western Colorado, one of the world’s largest producers of fly tying feathers, the roosters live about a year while their saddle feathers — the ones on the bird’s backside and the most popular for hair extensions — grow as long as possible. Then the animal is euthanized.”
Christina Cox says:
This is true. I just heard about it on Peachhead. I heard though, that you can get fake feathers so that no animals are harmed for them.
Cathy K. says:
Thank you for the tutorial!
Lindsey Cote says:
Where can you get the beads? I’ve been wanting to this with my hair but I did not want to pay the salon prices!
Usually, if you order the feathers online they come with beads. I didn’t know that, though, and I bought feathers at Jo-Ann’s Fabrics. Any craft store should have them!
Ok. Feather Extensions. I understood how regular extensions worked as far as showering, but how do the feathers continue to look normal after drenched in water? Does anyone with experience have an answer in this case? I have always wanted to do a small feather extension but I was in marching band in high school and when we marched with the feather plumes on our hats in the rain it looked like a drowned pelican. How do you keep from looking scraggly?
I’m not sure what it is, but they dry really well – they totally bounce back. I’ve worn feathers for 2+ weeks without them looking scraggily. I think it’s because they are small. They do eventually look scraggily when they get old, but that’s when you know it’s time to take them out.
I had seen that feather thing worn by those icons and they look pretty perfect for all types of occasions. I wanted to have that thing but I guess it’s not yet available here on our country. It’s real cute and fun.:)